Sandy Harper-Jaques, RN, MN, RMFT
I have had a lifelong curiosity about people’s emotional experiences and how
interpersonal relationships influence emotional health and well-being. This curiosity has fueled a career focused on practice, reflection and research in the areas of relational therapy and mental health. Throughout my career, I have tried to reduce client’s suffering by creating therapeutic conversations that promote healing and I have worked to increase access to publically funded mental health services. As a supervisor I have endeavored to create a safe space for students and licensed therapists to talk about the challenges and successes of their clinical work.
My current clinical interests include systems-oriented psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. My education as a nurse provides a lens to explore the impact of physical and emotional health problems on the relationship with oneself and on relationship with others. I am an advocate of walk-in single session therapy; and, I enjoy mentoring students and therapists. I continue to provide clinical supervision and I have the privilege of working with clients in publicly funded clinics in a walk-in single session therapy program. I enjoy writing and have had the good fortune of my ideas being shared with others in refereed journals.
In my personal life I am married and we have two adult daughters who are off having adventures in their own lives. I enjoy cycling, snowshoeing, quilting and spending time with interesting people.
Credentials & Memberships:
- Masters of Nursing, University of Calgary
- Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Alberta AMFT & American AMFT
- Member & Supervisor, CAMFT
- Registered Nurse, CARNA [Alberta, Canada]
- Member, Canadian Nurses Association
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Systemic Therapies